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Jenny DeSantis

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New JerseyNew York
Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Life transitions-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Substance abuse- Trauma-

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Professional statement

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) committed to empowering individuals and couples to navigate life’s challenges and reach their full potential. I hold a Master of Social Work from the College of Staten Island and a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

I specialize in working with individuals and couples facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, mood disorders, OCD, dating and relationship issues, low self-esteem, childhood trauma, adjustment disorders, stress management and life transitions. I collaborate with you through a client-centered approach to explore your goals and develop personalized strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving fulfillment.

I create an environment conducive to personal growth and positive change with a non-judgmental and supportive approach. I firmly believe in tailoring treatment to your unique needs, rejecting the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach.

As an integrative therapist, I draw from diverse treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills.

My extensive experience spans various treatment settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, private practices, substance abuse outpatient clinics, medication-assisted treatment facilities and nursing homes.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Rivia Mind, Therapist , LCSW

The Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-MC), 2023
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, 2022
CUNY College of Staten Island, Master of Social Work, 2018
CUNY John Jay College, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1998


New Jersey: 44SL06760800 - New York: 114983

Supervisor: Tyler Parrott(LCSW 090734)




Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am not currently accepting new patients. Call or visit my website to match with a provider that's a good fit for you!


  • Aetna (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health) (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • AvMed (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Cigna (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • ComPsych (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Evernorth (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Humana (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Mass General Brigham (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Medicare (in-network in NJ)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Nippon Life Benefits (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Optum (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • UMR (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • VA Community Care (in-network in NJ, NY)
  • Wellfleet (in-network in NJ, NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$225 (55min)
  • Initial session:$200 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We pride ourselves in making excellent mental health care accessible. At Rivia Mind, we are in-network with the following commercial insurance plans and student plans. If you don’t have one of these plans, we offer out-of-network billing with all our available providers and discounted rates for treatment with our student clinicians.